Wendi Chen (陈文嘉) is a multidisciplinary problem solver who creates artwork for video games, children's media, comics, galleries, and advertising. Born in Beijing and raised in Metro Detroit, she eventually settled in Seattle to work as a game artist. She currently sells her art at the historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, where she sets up shop 3-5 times a week among a bevy of eclectic farmers and artisans. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, running, hiking, playing the piano, and being by the ocean.
Wendi regularly exhibits her work in art galleries and comic conventions across the country, due to her insatiable desire to be busy and sleep-deprived at all times. For details on upcoming shows and convention schedules, refer to the Events page.
KidPLACE Exhibit + Family Fun Day Aug. 15, 2015 - Wing Luke Museum, Seattle WA
VanCAF 2015 May 23-24, 2015 - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC
Akira Toriyama / Dragonball Tribute Show Nov. 15, 2014 - Q Pop Shop, Los Angeles CA
Fremont Monster Show Nov. 7-20, 2014 - Stone Way Cafe, Seattle WA
Geek Girl Con Oct. 11-12, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #104, Seattle WA
Rose City Comic Con Sept. 20-21, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #1310, Portland OR
Steven Universe / Adventure Time Exhibition Aug. 9-31, 2014 - Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA
Local Color: Art Showcase Jun. 14 - Oct. 15, 2014 - Local Color Art & Coffee, Seattle WA
Bemis Spring Art Show 2014 March 22-23, 2014 - Bemis Art Building, Seattle WA
Great Personality Exhibition + Game Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2014 - Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN
Hayao Miyazaki Tribute Show Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 2014 - Urban Light Studios - Seattle WA
- BOOM! Studios
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Canson USA
- Dreamworks Animation Fine Art
- Iridium Studios
- Pokémon USA
- Wing Luke Museum
Skills & Specialties
Adobe Creative Cloud - Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. Familiar with Premiere and Audition.
Canon 5D Mark II / Lightroom CC - Professional portrait photographer of 5+ years.
HTML/CSS - Proficient at web coding to W3C standards. Competent with a variety of CMS tools, including Wordpress and WebGUI.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Promotional / Cover illustration
Character / Prop Design
UI / UX Design